2012 election

2012 election

Abortion a key issue in 15th Congressional race

Abortion a key issue in 15th Congressional race: Play now!

    With less than two weeks to go before election day, we continue our series of stories previewing the local races. The 15th Congressional District race is between Republican Congressman John Shimkus and Democratic challenger Angela Michael.  Kimberly Schofield reports.

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Different polls show Gill, Davis with lead

WASHINGTON — David Gill has a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters in the 13th Congressional District race, according to a poll paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Tom Kacich: Legislative incumbents have money advantage

Incumbents enjoy huge fundraising advantages in all three state legislative races in Champaign and Vermilion counties.

Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, may have as much as $400,000 in his campaign treasury to about $8,000 for his Republican challenger, John Bambenek.

Winston and Frasca vie for county recorder

Winston and Frasca vie for county recorder: Play now!

Today we begin a series of reports highlighting contested races on the general election ballot that impact voters in Champaign County.  We start with a look at the race for Champaign County Recorder of Deeds, which pits incumbent Republican Barb Frasca against challenger D'Anne Winston, a Democrat from Champaign.  More from Carol Vorel.

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Champaign County Recorder candidate Barb Frasca

Champaign County Recorder candidate Barb Frasca: Play now!

Our Carol Vorel spoke with Champaign County Recorder candidate Barb Frasca on issues surrounding the recorder race.

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Congressional candidate John Shimkus

Congressional candidate John Shimkus: Play now!

Our Kimberly Schofield talked with candidate in Illinois' 15th Congressional District John Shimkus on issues surrounding the congressional race.

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Congressional candidate Angela Michael

Congressional candidate Angela Michael: Play now!

Our Kimberly Schofield talked with candidate in Illinois' 15th Congressional District Angela Michael on issues surrounding the congressional race.

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Champaign County Recorder candidate D'Anne Winston

Champaign County Recorder candidate D'Anne Winston: Play now!

Our Carol Vorel spoke with Champaign County Recorder candidate D'Anne Winston on issues surrounding the recorder race.

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Jim McMahon on the future of the Vermilion County Nursing Home

Jim McMahon on the future of the Vermilion County Nursing Home: Play now!

     Our Carol Vorel talked with Vermilion County Board Chairman Jim McMahon about the upcoming ballot question concerning the Vermilion County Nursing Home.

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Countywide office candidates face off at debate Wednesday

CHAMPAIGN — The second round of candidate debates, featuring eight candidates for four countywide offices, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St., C.

At 7 p.m., the candidates for county auditor, Democrat George Danos of Champaign and Republican John Farney of Urbana, will meet.